Sensitive Position: No. Sensitive Position Statement:A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.
Campus Security Authority: Yes. Campus Security Authority Statement: This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated Personnel: No. Designated Personnel Statement: This position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
Statement of Economic Interest: No. Statement of Economic Interest Statement: This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position: Yes. Restricted Position Statement: This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.
Chief Objective of Position: Responsible for assisting in all aspects of establishing and maintaining a successful NCAA Division III softball program, providing specialized expertise in their area of concentration and to support the successful development of student-athletes both in the classroom and on the field.
Work Tasks: 1. Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Christopher Newport University; evaluate individual performances. Assist in field and classroom instruction and coaching in Softball techniques and strategy of the Christopher Newport University Softball team. 2. Assist with, and provide support with planning, organizing and coaching within the Christopher Newport University softball program. 3. Participate in the collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data of opponents; assist in designing game plans and strategies; film analysis. Analyze performance of the softball team and adjust strategies as needed. 4. Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consults with university administration and faculty for the amelioration of academic issues and concerns for student success. 5. Utilizes independent judgment in the absence of the head coach and renders decisions regarding the softball program. 6. Screens and evaluates athletic qualifications of prospective recruits; coordinates with the Office of Admission to establish academic eligibility and helps facilitate meetings between prospective student-athletes and university personnel. Coordinates campus tours for prospective student-athletes. 7. Assist in the planning and administering of the non-traditional physical training program in accordance with NCAA regulations; providing special training for the individual softball team members, as required. 8. Studies, evaluates and implements innovations in softball strategy and equipment. Coordinates purchases of related equipment with head coach. 9. Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program to include adhering to all departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university and NCAA. 10. Represent the Christopher Newport University Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events. 11. Perform public relations and marketing activities to promote athletic program: perform community relations activities. 12. Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service. 13. This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. 14. This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the CNU Police. The CNU Police will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for faculty and staff designated as a Campus Security Authority. 15. Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence. 16. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required: Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with NCAA rules and regulations. Ability to learn and work with Conference rules and regulations. Skill in training or instructing student-athletes; excellent interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; travel and work non-traditional hours; manage people and projects.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred: Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
Required Education: Must have a Master’s Degree in a related field; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree.
Experience Required: Previous coaching or playing experience at the university or college level.
Experience Preferred: Substantial experience coaching college softball. Prior experience with instruction of softball techniques and skills. Proven experience in recruiting successful student athletes consistent within NCAA guidelines. Experience in fostering positive internal and external public relations. Prior experience in team management to include supervising.
CNU Information: Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit http://www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information Posting Number: AP128P Number of Vacancies: 1 Posting Date: 01/12/2021 Application Deadline: 01/26/2021
Application Instructions: Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin January 26, 2021. Applications received after January 26, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Link to Posting:https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/10354
EEO Statement: Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement: https://cnu.edu/titleixeo/_pdf/cnu-notice_of_nondiscrimination_and_titleix_policy_statement.pdf
About Christopher Newport University
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 385 Best Colleges: 2020 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has recently completed over $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated over 7,200 applications for a freshmen class of 1,238 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as third among public regional universities in the South and sixth among all regional universities in the South. In addition, CNU is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life o...f our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit www.cnu.edu.